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  1. #21
    @Rivercoil did you read the article on Techcrunch about that? They had a very good write up on the issue with the way NBC is handling it.

    http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/28/ple...-or-any-night/

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  2. #22
    Yeah, I saw that via G+ but I think they aren't following the solution through to its logical conclusion. People need to unplug completely from basic cable if they don't like how the major networks are handling things. All the major networks would run the Olympics like this so it isn't just a matter of not watching NBC. Ratings matter somewhat but a major network will always do the Olympics regardless of ratings being lowered by a very limited number of well connected individuals (that actually care to boycott something that they want to watch). If you are paying for basic cable, you aren't speaking out loud enough against the services being provided.
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  3. #23
    leave it to the Brits to come up with a BS rule where women beach volley ball players are no longer required to wear a bikini. wtf?

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    leave it to the Brits to come up with a BS rule where women beach volley ball players are no longer required to wear a bikini. wtf?
    At least, leave it to the Brits to have weather so crappy you have to wear long sleeves to pay beach volleyball...

    A lot of anger, it seems, over the new gymnastics rules and how they pick the all arounders.
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    Network TV will always suck at Olympics. When they hire people like Ryan Seacrest to comment, you know it doesn't give a damn about the actual sports. Cripes...could not believe he was involved with this. Meredith Vieria? Can't even remember what she was blabbing about it, but it was irrelevant.

    We don't pay for TV, haven't since 1999. Hasn't done squat to change the pay TV industry. Oh well...

    We were in Paris the first half of the Lillehammer Olympics (1994), got to see live coverage - remember seeing the ski racing...one racer after another, top to bottom....ALL of them, even the sucky ones. It was tough to pull away from TV to see the sights lol. THen got home to US for second half, and 50% of broadcast time was spent on the Tonya Harding/Nancy K crap...their drama wasn't even discussed outside the US. This sucky coverage is nothing new.

    Mens cycling was lots of fun to watch, but we wanted the Colombian to win...damn!

  6. #26
    McKalya Maroney's vault in super slow mo. Imagine what this girl could do on a set of skis if that was her sport. pretty incredible

    http://deadspin.com/5930714/relive-m...er+slow-motion

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    McKalya Maroney's vault in super slow mo. Imagine what this girl could do on a set of skis if that was her sport. pretty incredible

    http://deadspin.com/5930714/relive-m...er+slow-motion
    I could not believe the height when I saw it last night. If you look during the final rotation there is a break in her feet and her arms could be a little tighter to body. But how do you see that at full speed.

    Must have been the French judge.
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  8. #28
    Anybody using the NBC Olympic iPad apps (there are two of the)? I think the video quality on them is embarrassing.

  9. #29
    Thought: Understandably there was some upheaval with the USA uniforms being made in China....why is no one talking about BMW being a major sponsor of the US Olympic Team?
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  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by SKIQUATTRO View Post
    Thought: Understandably there was some upheaval with the USA uniforms being made in China....why is no one talking about BMW being a major sponsor of the US Olympic Team?
    Making the uniforms in China meant a missed oportunity for a pretty good set of ads, but Ralph Lauren doesn't really advertise like that anyway.

    I've been confused byt eh BMW thing for a while, too. Do they support the German team, too?
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